We knew before the TATA IPL who we would take to the World Cup: Rohit Sharma

Below are Rohit Sharma’s quotes from Match Centre Live on JioCinema. Enclosed is the English and Hindi copy for your reference.

(Cricket news) The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) finished the season by picking up their seventh win of the TATA IPL 2024 by 18 runs over the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Friday.

Batting first, Lucknow put up 214 runs, and held Mumbai to 196 runs to seal this win, but the margin of victory wasn’t big enough to propel them into the top four, ending their tournament run with a group-stage exit. Rohit Sharma (68* runs) spoke exclusively to JioCinema on Match Centre Live about the T20 World Cup squad and his TATA IPL 2024 performance.  

“We thought a lot about the team we ultimately selected for the World Cup. The spinners, seamers, batters, and keepers, we knew before the TATA IPL who we would take to the World Cup. The TATA IPL performances for everyone can be up and down, so we didn’t focus too much on that.

We needed to see the performances of certain players, but it was important for us to give everyone the clarity they needed. Everyone going into the TATA IPL needed clarity of whether they would participate in the team and what their role would be so they could practice and play accordingly. All of these indicators we had shared with 70% of the team before the TATA IPL.”

About his performance during the TATA IPL 2024, Sharma said – “As a batter, I know I didn’t live up to the standard. But, after playing for all these years, I know that if I overthink, I won’t play well. All I try is to stay in a good mindset, in the right zone, keep practicing, and improve on all the flaws in my game. That’s all I kept doing.

Our season didn’t go according to plan. We blame ourselves for this because we made too many mistakes during the season. We lost many games that we should have won, but that’s the nature of the TATA IPL. You get a few chances and when those chances come, you must grab them.”

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